Today is the 4th of July – Independence Day – and as a country, we're all taking a break from the normal work routine to celebrate America's 235th birthday. (She's looking good in her old age, isn't she?) Like many of you, we'll be kicking back with family and friends today, but never fear, we've still got plenty of content coming your way.
234 years in, how has it worked out? We plucked a couple vehicles currently in the Autoblog Garage that represent the opposing sides of the argument and make a case for each. Hit the jump, vote for your favorite, and then tell us what you think in the comments.
The first internal combustion-powered automobile was not invented by an American (thank you, Karl Benz). But we did invent the motorcycle (coal-powered), air brake, AC motor, stop sign, tractor, assembly line, automatic transmission, muffler, tow truck, bulldozer, car radio, tracked amphibious landing vehicle, stock car racing, cruise control, carbon fiber, the integrated circuit, satellite navigation, airbags, catalytic converter, The Mars Rover and even the Segway. In other words, we didn't in
It's the 4th of July, and today we celebrate America's 234th birthday. Across the United States, there will be parties and parades; food and fireworks; and most importantly, good times with family and friends. We'll be taking part in the festivities, too, but don't worry - our usual weekend schedule stays in effect. So, safe travels as you make the rounds today. Before you head out the door, though, we've got one bit of required reading posted after the jump. It's easy to take our freedom and pr
On Sunday, the United States of America will celebrate its 234th birthday, and rightfully so, 4th of July festivities will be taking place all around the country – cookouts, camping trips and pool-side relaxation are not out of the question.
Today, we in the United States celebrate Independence Day; a day full of backyard celebrations with family and friends, tasty food on the grill, an abundance of refreshing beverages, and, in towns across America, fireworks displays that close the day of celebration in grand fashion. As we like to do each year on July 4th, we're giving you just one bit of required reading before you head out for all the festivities. Without that document, we have nothing to celebrate, but because of it and the co